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energy. the former government said it would aim to take all reactors off line within a couple of decades but now a new government is in power and promising a different approach. >> reporter: prime minister abe is putting everything on the table when it comes to japan's energy policy. he and others in the committee have said they will explore possibilities including restarting nuclear reactors. >> translator: we need to decide our energy policy based on technical assessments. we will not start with the conclusion of halting nuclear power generation by the 2030s. >> reporter: the previous administration led by former prime minister yoshihko noda drafted an energy policy that stated the government would aim to shut down all nuclear plants by the 2030s. before last year's accident in fukushima, nuclear power accounted for 26% of the total energy supply in japan. currently only two out of 50 reactors in the country are online adding a mere 3% to the supply. fossil fuels are taking up the slack. utilities are paying more to import lng or liquefied natural gas to fire thermal plants. many are p
a germany into one of the most modern energy producers in the world. that is why we are preparing our country for demographic change, and that is why we are bringing public finances into order. these objectives into 2013. we need the right balance for prosperity and cohesion. we need a willingness to achieve as well as social security for all. the european sovereign debt crisis shows us how important this balance is. the reforms we have agreed to are beginning to take effect. but we still need a lot of patience. the crisis is far from over. more needs to be done internationally, as well, to monitor the financial markets. the world has not sufficiently learned the lesson of the devastating financial crisis of 2008. for never again must such irresponsibility be allowed to take cold as it did then. in the social market economy, the state is the guardian of order, and the public must be able to place its trust in it. my fellow citizens -- at this hour in particular, we should think about those to ensure our security, both here and far away. they are our soldiers, police officers, and civi
you more energy. >> they have a lot of nutrients, i guess. >> they have a lot of vitamins that you need... and have good fiber. >> they're healthier than fast food. [ chuckles ] >> vitamins -- check. fiber -- check. fruits and vegetables are good for you, but sometimes they're not as healthy as we think. for example, this apple could carry leftover pesticides. >> these are chemicals that are used to kill living organisms like pests and weeds during the growing phase. >> sara belongs to the environmental working group. its goal is to fight pollution, and that includes identifying foods that have traces of pesticide, or as sara calls it, residue. the worst cases are put on a list they call the dirty dozen. >> every year the federal government tests fruits and vegetables, and what our list is, the dirty dozen list, is a list that we look at the testing results, and then we rank the produce, the fruits and vegetables, based on the total amount of residue that is on those fruits and vegetables. >> when we were shooting this story, apples were on the top of the list because some of them
of energy, raw materials, and all of them become more expensive in yen. and that will soon have some negative effect on the part of the japanese consumers. so i think those -- when we put all those things together, i think probably the reasonable outlook is that the japanese yen will continue to weaken but not in such a dramatic way as we have seen in the past few days. but rather very slowly. >>> well, let's get a check on stocks. tokyo's nikkei average is extending gains from yesterday following the yen's weakness. it's currently trading at 10,149, a gain of 2/3 of a percent from tuesday's close. investors are placing buy orders particularly on exporters as the yen is losing ground. they expect earnings for exporters may pick up. >>> now, toyota motor has launched a redesigned crown, one of its signature models. the auto maker aims to attract japanese car owners who are thinking about replacing their current vehicles. ♪ strangers in the night ♪ exchanging glances it's the 14th restyling of the crown. a high-end model that was first released back in 1955. the new crown features
, and that really release energy and restored some confidence also for the bureau. in 2013, people see more share market. the dax could reach a new record highs. people do expect it to be a bumpy road again. the growth percentage-wise probably not quite as big as it was this year. >> let's take a look at the numbers now on the last day of trading in frankfurt. the dax ended the day just over 0.5% down. euro stoxx 50 lost more ground than that. as for the dow over in new york, it is down 0.6%. the euro shedding just a little bit of ground against the dollar. >> in other news now, the united states says it deeply regrets the passage of a new law in russia that bars american citizens from adopting russian children. president vladimir putin has signed the law, which places new strains on bilateral relations. >> the new law comes in response to american legislation that withholds visas to russians accused of human rights violations and freezes their u.s. assets. >> most bills signed by president putin have not been subjected to so much public scrutiny, but the ban on americans adopting russian childre
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